The Christian faith isn't about being "good" and trying not to do anything "wrong." #Jesus wasn't just a good man Christians should strive to emulate. If I believe the eye witnesses, He was God himself, in the flesh. He came to restore my relationship with Him - a relationship severed by my rejection and … Continue reading #GoodNews – the Christian faith isn’t about being “good.”
Thinking about praise and worship music this morning. In my personal experience and observation, more people seek God when they are hurting than when they are happy. We should sing praise and we should sing worship, but we can't forget lament. It draws people to Christ. Lament is not depressing, it reminds us we are … Continue reading lament.
This is the 15th post of a series. I started out telling a chronological story, but got derailed before I could get past August of 2012. I've addressed the derailing tangent to death. I'm tired of talking about something I wasn't even talking about. I'm skipping WAY ahead in my story. Maybe I'll get back … Continue reading church: THERE. IS. MORE.
yep. You read that right. evangelism is like Halloween. oh, that's bound to get me in trouble. I can hear it: "sacrilege!" "blasphemy!" "heathen!" or maybe you're thinking I've completely lost it. evangelism. is like Halloween? For those of you who will click away because you don't have time to read a crazy woman's blog, … Continue reading evangelism is like halloween.
I've been telling a story. My mistake was that I started at the beginning. I should have started by stating my premise and then worked my way backward. I attempted to chronicle what God had revealed to me and how. Telling the story in the order the events took place was not a good idea. … Continue reading I made a mistake.
This is the 9th post of a series. CLICK HERE to view a page listing all the posts in the series. oh, go ahead. click the youtube video. It's 7 seconds. Lemme 'splain. No, there is too much. Lemme sum up. When I talk about "preaching Christ" I am NOT talking about preaching "everybody is … Continue reading “Christ-centered Church.” I do not think it means what you think it means.
I've been telling a story these last 8 blog posts. I got through August of 2012. But I have to interrupt myself. The story can wait. Today, my pastor preached Christ. and I mean he PREACHED Christ. In his words, "TESTIFY!" Today, my pastor preached an evangelical sermon. Not one person left my church today … Continue reading the gospel is more than evangelism.
This is the 7th post of a series. To read the sixth post, entitled "going through the motions" CLICK HERE. If you need some context, links to all of the previous posts are provided at the end of this post. Back to August 2012. In the middle of everything that was happening, I was struck … Continue reading a metaphor for awakening.
This is the 5th post of a series. If you need some context, here are the previous posts in order by date: 1. "irreconcilable differences." 2. "the assumption of Christ." 3. "desperate." 4. desperate prayers. "mean" prayers. to continue... Just two days later. Friday. I was back on campus for another Christian yoga class. Afterward, … Continue reading the wisdom of the wise.
This is the 4th post of a series. If you need some context, here are the previous posts in order by date: 1. "irreconcilable differences." 2. "the assumption of Christ." 3. "desperate." to continue with the 4th post... So I prayed. I prayed desperate prayers. Some might call them “mean” prayers. I started with my … Continue reading desperate prayers. “mean” prayers.